Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Chabon in PDX

I went to see Michael Chabon read from his new book. I stood in line to get my book signed. Make a note if you visit Powells for a book signing I find these encounters a bit strange as I don't know what to say to the writers. I managed a random question about the Escapist.

He read for about 20 minutes. Part of the reading including a list of the places the hero had sex with his ex-wife. This elicited a loud "Oh my goodness!" from one older audience member. He took a number of questions including one about an article about Yiddish. The questioner asked if it influenced Chabon. He responded that he actually wrote it.

Anyway, the whole event got me excited for the book.

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